Day Trips for the Soul…

As much as I love hopping on an aeroplane and exploring another city or country, for me there is nothing quite as refreshing as a day trip exploring places a little closer to home. Melbourne has so may fantastic places to visit within only a few hours’ drive or even less! I always come home inspired, here are a few of my favourite places to explore!


This is my number one because I have a very special place heart for Gippsland, I spent much of my childhood and youth in Gippsland and it has been home to my family for many generations! From the rolling hills and quaint towns of South Gippsland to the rugged Mountains around Mt Baw Baw and the endless sandy beaches of East Gippsland, it is definitely one of Australia’s best kept secrets and absolutely worth a visit!

Ballarat and Bendigo

These two cities were transformed from dusty towns to the heart of Australia during the gold rush days, with their wide streets and beautiful historical buildings and parks you can get lost exploring galleries, nearby towns and tasting some of the most amazing cuisine in regional Victoria!

A little closer to home…

If you don’t have hours to spare it is always possible to have a day trip a little closer to home! I love the streets of Williamstown with its historical buildings and tree lined streets and the Dandenong Ranges are a fantastic place filled with beautiful little towns, fantastic places to eat and amazing gardens to explore!

So the next time your wondering what to do or your in need of a little inspiration think a little closer to home, explore your own city or venture a little further and I promise you will discover places that you never knew existed and come home inspired and itching for your next adventure!

Join my journey on instagram @mrjacka where I share inspiration and my interior design & interior styling projects.

Gabriel Jacka is a Melbourne based Interior Designer and Interior Stylist, working on Interior Design projects all over Melbourne, Victoria and Australia. With a personal approach to Interior Design & Interior Styling that is not based on current interior design trends or fashions but based on enduring and authentic interior design that will last the test of time and not until the end of the next interior design trend!

If you’re ready to make your interior design goals come true get in touch and let Gabriel bring your dreams into a reality, after all the sooner you have the home of your dreams, the sooner you can start living them!

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